Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is a strange but beautiful beast. It may look like a run-of-the-mill fighter that focuses purely on button mashing and spectacle, but there’s more to it. Behind the simplistic front lies a layer of strategy and planning not often associated with Dragon Ball Z videogames, but one that works nevertheless.
Battle of Z offers a singleplayer campaign spanning across a number of familiar sagas, starring an impressive range of characters. The early missions act mainly as a means to familiarize the player with the controls and pace of the game and can be easily dusted off with little-to-no effort. Things begin to get harder and much more unforgiving when boss battles are introduced. At times, it feels like some bosses are almost unbeatable thanks to single attacks that can wipe out a team, taking most of the allocated number of knock-outs assigned in each mission. The sheer brutality of some bosses will no doubt leave the player both confused and frustrated. But for the most part, the singleplayer is an enjoyable–if not overly extended by the closing acts–romp through the Dragon Ball Z universe.''